Buffalo City Hall to be lit orange in honor of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

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The top of Buffalo City Hall and other landmark building in Buffalo will be lit orange Monday night in honor of the victims of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend and all mass shooting victims. 

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Pittsburgh, the broader Jewish community, and all those affected by this senseless shooting,” mayor Byron Brown said in a statement Monday night. 

City flags have also been lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the synagogue shooting and another at a supermarket in Jefferson, Kentucky last week. 

The color orange is used to promote awareness about gun violence. Orange is the color that 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor after she was shot and killed in Chicago only a week after performing at President Obama’s second inaugural parade in 2013.

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